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CARVALHO, Alexandre Filordi de. The rise of homo friabilis: subjectivation in klepto affectivity times. Educação e Filosofia [online]. 2019, vol.33, n.68, pp.591-616.  Epub Aug 30, 2021. ISSN 1982-596X.

The article investigates the following hypothesis: the homo friabilis has become a new condition for the emerging human understanding of contemporary experience. The homo friabilis is an experience of fragmentation, meaning friable, i.e., that which breaks up easily, crumbles up, or in its figurative acquisition, disintegrates. To this purpose, it starts from a theoretical question posed by Deleuze and Guattari in Thousand Plateaus about the complex power-powerlessness relation of power in the production of subjectivation. It will be seen that such perspective concerns the affective coefficient of the subjects. In this case, the contemporary subject would be suffering from klepto affectivity, understood as theft of the power to act and demands greater adaptation to the standardized affective circuits. In exploring this scenario, the paper argues that the impact of such mutations cannot be ignored to advance research on the humanities.

Keywords : Subjectivation; Affections; Homo friabilis; Human condition; Deleuze and Guattari.

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